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Digital Risk Management | IRM and Warwick University

Understand the concepts of digital risk management and learn how you can manage complex digital risks in a world with increasing cyber dependency. The Digital Risk Management Qualification explains how new technologies and digitalisation are disrupting businesses, changing the risk environment for organisations of all types and posing new ethical challenges. It covers how appropriate risk management tools and techniques can be applied, adapted and developed in this digital context. The qualification also provides a detailed introduction to cybersecurity principles and practices.

Recommended Eligibility for Indian Candidates

  • Level 3

  • Duration :  6 - 9 months
  • No. Of Units :  1 (6 Units)
  • Study Hours :  180 - 200
  • Online Study Resources
  • Exam Location :  Choose from the 360 centers in India
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  • Duration :  6 - 9 months
  • No. Of Units :  1 (6 Units)
  • Study Hours :  180 - 200
  • Online Study Resources
  • Exam Location :  Choose from the 360 centers in India

The Digital Risk Management Certificate is the ideal qualification for anyone looking to develop an understanding of risk management in the digital era. The qualification has been designed to introduce learners to digital disruption, its causes and consequences and to equip individuals with the tools and techniques to apply their skills in an increasingly digital world.

This qualification is awarded by the IRM and developed with support from the WMG Cyber Security Centre at the University of Warwick and the University’s Department of Politics and International Studies. In the video below, Professor Tom Sorell of Warwick University, co-author of the qualification, offers a comprehensive introduction to the new Digital Risk Management Certificate.

Introduction by Professor Tom Sorell

Upon completion of the qualification, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of today’s most important digital technological developments
  • Explain how digital technology and innovation is impacting organisations and society
  • Contribute knowledgeably to identifying, assessing and controlling digital risks throughout your organisation and its wider supply chain, associated with new technologies and new ways of working
  • Help your organisation apply concepts such as risk appetite, ethics and legal frameworks in the context of digital and technological innovation
  • Describe the key cyber threats and the basic disciplines of cyber security.
  • Explain the key elements of practical cyber risk response, including the role of risk management systems, compliance and cyber defence frameworks
  • Discuss governance, incident management and reporting, and apply the principles of audit and assurance to digital risks

Entry Criteria

There are no entry criteria for the Digital Risk Management qualification. However, the recommended eligibility is:

  • Candidates who have completed their graduation OR
  • Students or professionals who have successfully completed IRM's Level 2 Examination

IRM's qualifications are delivered and assessed in English. If English is not your first language, we recommend you have an Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element less than 5.5) or equivalent evidence of competence in the English language before beginning your studies.